The Oxide Film Lightning Arrester

  title={The Oxide Film Lightning Arrester},
  author={C. Steinmetz},
  journal={Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers},
  • C. Steinmetz
  • Engineering
  • Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
A short history of lightning protection of electric systems is given, as relating to the three successive types of electric circuits; the communication circuits, the power circuits of negligible electrostatic capacity, and the high-power circuits containing distributed capacity and inductance and capable of electric oscillation, leading to the three problems of discharging over-voltage to ground, opening the power current which follows the discharge and discharging so that no power current… Expand